News tagged with guidelines

New thresholds for blood pressure drugs sought

Fewer people could be prescribed high blood pressure medications in light of new guidelines published this week, which also call for raising the threshold to initiate drug therapy in people 60 and older.

Dec 20, 2013
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Single hospital rooms ensure a good death? Think again

Over recent decades, we have seen a growing tendency for including more single rooms in hospital ward design. Single rooms are often favoured by patients, are highly sought after and rarely empty.  Infection control guidelines ...

Aug 28, 2012
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A better approach to diagnosing autism

As the number of children with autism increases nationwide, the need for effective and consistent clinical diagnosis is growing. A statewide committee recently published new guidelines designed to ensure health profession ...

Dec 23, 2013
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